Isaiah Mark

Isaiah 42:10-25 and the Gospel of Mark.

10Sing to the Master a new song, and his praise from the ends of the land, you who go down to the sea and all that is in it; the islands and those who live in them. 11Let the wilderness and its towns rejoice; let Kedar be meadows; let the inhabitants of the steep rocks sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. 12Let them give glory to the Master and declare his praise in the islands. 13The Master will go forth as a mighty man, he will stir up zealousness like a man of war; he will shout and become valiant; he will kill his enemies. Isaiah 42:10-1314I have for a long time held my peace; I have kept silent, I have been patient like a woman in travail; I have remained speechless and completely confounded. 15I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools. 16I will lead the blind by a way that they do not know; and in the paths that they have not known I will make them walk; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I have done to them and have not forsaken them. 17They will be turned back, they will be greatly ashamed, who trust in graven images, who say to molten images, You are our gods. Isaiah 42:14-1718Hear, deaf. Understand and see, blind. 19Who is blind but my servant? Who is deaf as the king that I send? Who is blind as the ruler? Who is blind like the servant of the Master? 20I gave you counsel, but you did not preserve it; I opened your ears, but you did not hear. 21The Master is well pleased, for his righteousness' sake he will magnify the law and make it honorable. 22But this is a people robbed and oppressed; all the young men are snared, and they are hidden in prison houses; they have become prey, and there is no one to deliver; and trampled on, and there is no one to restore. Isaiah 42:18-2223Who among you will give ear to this? Who will listen to the other counsel? 24Who gave Jacob to be trod under foot and Israel as spoil? Was it not the Master, because we have sinned against him? For we would not walk in his ways, nor were we obedient to his law. 25Therefore he has poured on them the fury of his anger and the fierceness of battle; and it has set them on fire all around, yet they did not know it; and it burned them, yet they did not lay it to heart. Isaiah 42:23-25 (Isaiah 42:10-25 BRB)

Isaiah says Yahvah will lead the blind by a way that they do not know. This matches Jesus healing the blind man.

22He came to Beth Saida and they brought to him a blind man and they begged him to touch him. 23He took the blind man by the hand and brought him outside the town and he spat on his eyes and put his hands on him and asked him what he saw. Mark 8:22-2324He looked and said, I see men walking like trees. Mark 8:2425Again he put his hands over his eyes and he was restored and saw everything clearly. 26He sent him to his house saying, Do not even enter into the town nor tell it to anyone in the town. Mark 8:25-26 (Mark 8:22-26 BRB)

Isaiah says Yahvah opened his servant's ears, but he did not understand. This matches Peter's misunderstanding.

FA 27Joshua went out and his disciples to the towns of Caesarea of Philippi and on the road he asked his disciples saying to them, Who do men say that I am? Mark 8:2728They said, John the baptist and others Elijah yet others 1 of the prophets. Mark 8:2829Joshua said to them, But you, who do you say I am? Mark 8:29aSimeon answered saying to him, You are the anointed son of the god of the living. Mark 8:29b30He warned them not to tell any man about him. Mark 8:3031He began to teach them that the son of man would have to suffer much and be rejected by the elders and the high priests and the scribes and be killed and rise again on the 3rd day. Mark 8:3132He spoke that word openly so Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But he turned around and looked on his disciples and rebuked Simeon saying, Get behind me accuser, for you are not thinking of the things of god but of men. Mark 8:32-33 (Mark 8:27-33 BRB)

Isaiah says this people is robbed and oppressed. This matches Jesus' words about gaining the whole world at the expense of your life.

34Joshua called the people together with his disciples and said to them, He who wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it and whoever loses his life for my sake and the sake of my thinking will save it. 36For how could a man be benefited if he should gain the whole world and lose his life 37or what could a man give in exchange for his life? 38Therefore whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this sinful and adulterous generation the son of man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his father with his holy kings. Mark 8:34-38 (Mark 8:34-38 BRB)